From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) FTL Travel Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 21:28:29 -0000 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Josh Geller" > > > I think it is quite clear that Wolfe shows FTL travel to be a doorway to a > > divine realm. Consider the Ship, the corridors of time, the mirrors. > > > And yes, I do believe Wolfe is **intentionally** conflating the > > Gd-outside-time of the Catholic Boethius with the time-as-fourth-dimension > > of the relativistic Physicist. > > The idea of time as a dimension is much older than Boethius and very > widespread. Possibly, and what of it? I'd bet any amount that it is the Catholic sources that Wolfe is drawing from. And modern theoretical physics IS descended from medaeval Catholic theology. On the wrong side of the blankets. Maybe some other brat in some other land could have squalled the same song, but that is this one's mothering and suckling. hartshorn --